The exhibits at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History provide an objective, accessible window into the past, present, and future of nuclear science. They cover everything from the very origins of atomic theory, the complexity of the political scenarios contributing to World War II, the height of the Cold War, to modern-day advances in nuclear medicine – and even begin to speculate about the future of this fascinating and exciting field. The Museum gives its visitors a memorable and vivid understanding of nuclear science and history.
Whether the exhibition is permanent or temporary, there is always something to see and learn at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History!
Coming Soon: Atomic STEaM Photography Show
A special photography exhibit, on display from November 8, 2014, through January 4, 2015.
See the history of nuclear medicine and how it contributed to the advancement of medical technology.
"Nano: Imagine and discover the world you can't see" is an exhibit about big ideas that come from the small world of nanoscience.
Nuclear Waste Transportation
This exhibit features how radioactive waste is managed in a safe way.
Complete with planes, rockets, missiles, cannons and nuclear sub sail, this exhibit will attract plane buffs and historians alike.
The Uranium Cycle
This exhibit explains the processes used to process and dispose of Uranium after use.
The exhibit features interactive exhibits helping the visitor discover the place nuclear power has in our energy hungry world.
Get the basic facts about radiation in this exhibit.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
While the atomic bomb brought the war to a close, the after-effects of the bomb were felt for years in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
In this exhibit, visitors will learn how close we came to another war before the end of the Cold War.
Atomic Culture/ Pop Culture
Every visitor will be entertained while viewing the cultural items surrounding the dawning of the Atomic Age!
Little Albert’s Lab
The future belongs to the children of today. Little Albert’s Lab will help children of all ages grasp the concepts of physics, the basis of all sciences.
Decision to Drop
It is said that the dawn of the Atomic Age began with the testing of the world’s first atomic bomb. This exhibit will show visitors just how much influence over the modern world this test created.
Pioneers of the Atom
Visitors will step back in time to meet the individuals who influenced the nuclear world.